Axar Patel in action in the 2nd ODI against the West Indies© AFP
Indian captain Rohit Sharma took to Twitter on Monday, posting a message in Gijarati for Axar Patel, who led India to a thrilling win over the West Indies in the second ODI. Axar scored an unbeaten 64 from 35 balls to lead the team to victory, which seemed almost impossible at one point.
Rohit, who is outfitted for the ODI portion of the tour, wrote: “Woah, that was a performance by team India last night. Bapu badhu Saru che @akshar2026.”
In response, Axar said: “Badhu saru che rohit bhai thanks.. cheers”
Badhu saru che rohit bhai ???? thanks.. cheers ???? https://t.co/tzxRzLXy4L
— Akshar Patel (@akshar2026) July 25, 2022
Axar came to bat at the fifth wicket fall of Sanju Samson, while India still needed over 100 runs to win the match. He started attacking from the start and took India home despite wickets falling all around him.
Along with Axar, Siraj went unbeaten at 1. Shreyas Iyer and Sanju Samson also had fifties.
Previously, the West Indies posted 311/8 in 50 overs after Shai Hope hit a 115-point knockout in his 100th ODI, making him the 10th men’s batter to score a hundred in his 100th ODI.
Skipper Nicholas Pooran had also scored 74 runs from 77 balls. Shardul Thakur returned with three wickets for India.
India and the West Indies will face each other next Wednesday in the third and final ODI.
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